Sport Science & Innovation Groningen (SSIG) More and better movement for everyone. Our goal is to optimize sport, rehabilitation and everyday life performances. Network
Sport Science & Innovation Groningen is a network for initiating, boosting, developing and sharing scientific knowledge and the latest innovations in the domain of sports and exercise. The aim is to improve performances in sports, rehabilitation and daily life to contribute to healthy and vital society. SSIG is part of the Sportinnovator network, the national programme for sports innovation.

Together with our partners we work on three themes:

  • Sport & Healthy ageing: Children – adults – elderlies: How can you stay fit and healthy across the lifespan? Staying active has a crucial impact on the quality of life.
  • Sport & Performance: Reaching high level performance, breaking your own personal best, and winning competitions is as central to sports as almost no other discipline. Therefore, many sport scientists are intrigued by how we can break into new frontiers and create the champions of tomorrow.
  • Sport & Sustainable society: People do sports as a part of a healthy lifestyle or to reach different performance goals. Moreover, sport creates social, cultural, and economic benefits. Thus, researchers in Groningen study how sport goes beyond being physically active.
Relevance

Improve and contribute a healthy and vital society

The aim is to improve performances in sports, rehabilitation and daily life to contribute to a healthy and vital society. SSIG is part of the Sportinnovator network, the national programme for sports innovation.

Collaborations

Our central partners are rooted in academia (UMCG, University of Groningen and Hanzehogeschool), business (Lode Holding B.V.) and society (Municipality Groningen).